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Behind the Rituals

Why do you do the things you do? How much of nursing practice is based on ritual and myth and how much on sound evidence? If you have a ritual you’d like to discuss here, email nursingtimescomments@emap.com

All posts from: January 2012

Should drug admin be delegated to HCAs?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 30 Jan 2012

Should drug administration be delegated to HCAs? What do you think?

Is home the best place to die?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 24 Jan 2012

Is home the best place to die? What do you think?

Is epidural analgesia the best way to manage post-operative pain?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 16 Jan 2012

Is epidural analgesia the best way to manage post-operative pain? What do you think?

Should nurses be taught how to make beds?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 9 Jan 2012

Should nurses be taught how to make beds? What do you think?In a recent discussion on twitter the topic of bed making came up. Comments were made about pleating sheets at the end of the bed, use of bed cradles and turning the open end of pillow cases away from the door.Are these out dated practices or do they have a role in patient care? What do you think?

Are bedside handovers the best way of communicating with staff on the next shift?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdWed, 4 Jan 2012

Are bedside handovers the best way of communicating with staff on the next shift?  What do you think?‘Shift-to-shift handover: are we clear on what is it designed to achieve?’